Strawberry Basil Goat Cheese Burgers

Servings: 4
Serving size: 1 burger
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes


  • 1 pound 85% lean ground beef
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar, divided
  • ½ teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
  • 2 cups arugula
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 4 brioche or whole-grain buns
  • ½ cup soft goat cheese, crumbled
  • 1 cup strawberries, sliced
  • 12 fresh basil leaves, roughly torn


  1. In a large bowl, mix ground beef with 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar. Form into 4 patties, handling as little as possible to keep the meat tender. Season both sides with salt and pepper.
  2. Preheat grill to medium. Once hot, grill the patties for 8 to 10 minutes over direct heat, flipping once halfway through, until cooked to a minimum internal temperature of 160°F.
  3. In a small bowl, toss arugula with remaining balsamic vinegar and olive oil.
  4. Assemble burgers by placing each patty on the bottom half of a bun, then add 2 tablespoons goat cheese, ¼ cup sliced strawberries, 4 torn basil leaves and ¼ cup arugula. Top with the bun top and serve immediately.

NUTRITION PER SERVING: 489 calories, 24g total fat, 10g saturated fat, 107mg cholesterol, 755mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate, 1g fiber, 4g sugar, 36g protein, 576mg potassium, 390mg phosphorus

Analysis uses whole-grain buns.

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